Gondoliers or The King of Baritaria Costume Rentals
Tracy Notes About This Show
One of the few Gilbert and Sullivan operettas with costume changes for the principals, and extra pieces for some of the chorus. We offer appropriate costumes for full productions of all the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Request a Showplot™ for details.
The Gondoliers (1889) takes place partly in Venice and partly in a kingdom ruled by a pair of twin gondoliers who attempt to remodel the monarchy in a spirit of "republican equality." Gilbert recapitulates a number of his earlier themes, including the satire of class distinctions figuring in many of his earlier librettos. The libretto also reflects Gilbert's fascination with the "Stock Company Act", highlighting the absurd convergence of natural persons and legal entities. (Wiki)